Mass and Weight: Differences and Calculations


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How much does a 1-kg object weigh on Earth?

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1. Which best describes weight?

2. Compared to Earth, about how much gravity is there on the moon?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz will ask you questions about the properties of mass and weight. You will need to be able to identify the definitions of both as well as how these concepts vary according to the gravitational force.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz will test you on these terms:

  • Mass
  • Gravity on the Moon
  • Standard units of weight in physics
  • Gravity

Skills Practiced

You will practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related physics lesson
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of mass and weight
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding mass and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding gravity

Additional Learning

Once you finish the quiz, head over to the related lesson Mass and Weight: Differences and Calculations. This lesson will help you cover the following pieces of information:

  • Defining mass
  • Understanding weight
  • Relating mass to weight
  • Calculating weight from mass
  • Finding out the mass of an object from its weight
  • Examining several example problems